Apply for an English-taught bachelor’s degree

  • Admissions for the 2022-23 academic year are now open!
  • Read through our application deadlines and procedure before you start your application.
  • Our tuition fee is paid annually.
  • An application fee is required.

Admission requirements

KdG offers students high quality, accessible education in an international classroom. Prior knowledge of the subject is not essential. All we ask for is your passion and eagerness to learn and we will help you to realise your potential and make a difference.

To apply for one of our international bachelor’s degree programmes, you will need:

  • A secondary education diploma that gives you access to a comparable higher education degree programme in the country where your diploma was issued.
  • CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) level B2 English or higher.

Go to supporting documents to check the full details

We’re here to help you become a future KdG’er.

Tuition fee

Our tuition fee for the 2022-2023 academic year is:

  • €6383 for non-EEA nationals
  • €979,60 for EEA nationals

The tuition fee is to be paid annually. Supplementary educational materials such as coursebooks are not included. 

EEA or non-EEA?
  • European Economic Area: including all 27 EU-member states + Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway 
  • Belgian students are EEA students and follow this procedure. 
  • Non-EEA nationals with a residence permit for reasons other than work or study are considered EEA nationals with regards to the tuition fee.

Financial support

KdG offers no scholarships or grants. As a public university, we spread our funding across the entire student body. It helps us keep our tuition fees fair and means our university remains accessible to as many students as possible.

Check Study in Flanders’ website for scholarship opportunities. Students holding a Belgian ID card can apply for a 'studiebeurs'.

Application and tuition fee payment deadlines

Admissions are now open for the 2022-23 academic year. KdG will accept applications throughout the year, but we strongly recommend that international students looking to join us in September submit a complete file by 1st June 2022.

Upon acceptance, applicants will receive an invitation to pay the full tuition fee for the first year. This payment can be made at any point prior to the beginning of the academic year – but is a necessary step to complete your enrolment at KdG.

Non-EEA students: Please note that you will only receive your letter of enrolment once we have received a complete payment of your tuition fee. You will need this document to apply for your visa.
As it can take up to three months for a visa to be granted, we cannot provide any visa or proof of solvency support to applicants who are not fully enrolled by the end of June.

Application procedure

Here’s the information we need to process your application.

Application fee

We require a non-refundable application fee payable during your online application.

Cost: €115,80 (excluding bank costs). This fee is deducted from your tuition fee if you are accepted onto the programme.

This fee does not apply to local students with a Belgian or Dutch diploma.

Supporting documents

You need to upload the following supporting documents:

Secondary education certificate

  • Upload certificates in English, Dutch, French or German only. Certificates in other languages need translating first by a SWORN translator before submission.
  • As a rule we accept certificates that grant access to a comparable higher education degree programme in the country it was awarded.
  • If you are awaiting your secondary education certificate, please submit a statement of expected graduation from your secondary school. We will need your original certificate by the beginning of your classes.

Check examples of certificates that we typically accept.

Language certificate

We require CEFR level B2 English or higher for our English-taught bachelor’s degrees. Note that you can submit an application if your language certificate is pending.

Do you hold a Belgian diploma (BSO, TSO or ASO)? Note that these diplomas are not considered as sufficient proof of English proficiency. You will need to provide additional certification of your level of English. KdG offers free on-campus language screening sessions, see below for details.

You need to meet one of the following language requirements:

  • Native English speaker
    Provide official confirmation from your secondary school or university that you have:
    • Studied in the USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand or one of Canada’s English-speaking provinces and obtained a secondary school diploma with at least four years’ schooling there.
    • Or completed two years and passed 50% of your courses at a higher education institute there.
  • Semi-native English speaker
    Provide official confirmation from your secondary school or university that you have:
    • Studied at a secondary school or university where English is the language of instruction.
    • And completed two years or more of full-time secondary education there.
    • Or completed two years and passed 50% of your courses at a higher education institute.

    You need to register for a Skype language test during your application. The test includes a written task. Please note that the language test can only be arranged during the period January – July, and with limited availability.

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
    Achieved a score of six or higher in your International Baccalaureate Diploma for English A or English B
  • English-language certificate holder
    Achieved the required scores in one of the language tests listed below within the last two years:
    • Duolingo English test
      Minimum overall score: 105, minimum sub scores: 90
      Select KdG when prompted.
    • Cambridge English Qualifications
      Minimum overall score: 168, minimum sub scores: 161
    • IELTS
      Minimum overall score: 6.0, minimum sub scores: 5.5
    • ITACE
      Minimum overall score: B2, minimum sub scores: B2
    • TOEFL-iBT
      Minimum overall score: 78, minimum sub scores: 18
      Use our code B712 to speed up the process
    • KdG proof of course credit
      You previously earned a KdG proof of course credit for English B2 or higher
  • KdG language screening sessions
    KdG offers free on-campus language screening sessions, which consist of a test on reading comprehension, listening comprehension and vocabulary and a speaking and writing proficiency test with an examiner.
    • You must obtain a level of B2 or higher for all parts (reading, listening, vocabulary and speaking test) to be eligible for a place on our English-taught degree programmes.
    • These tests will take place in Antwerp (Campus Groenplaats) on May 4, June 9, July 1, August 31, September 14. They are accessible for all prospective students, but reservations are mandatory. Make your reservation for a language screening test.

Acceptance & Payment Instructions

We will contact you by email to confirm the outcome of your application.

Some students may receive a conditional acceptance – subject to them submitting their high school diploma certificate by the beginning of September.

Study credit transfers

If you have already obtained study credits at another higher education institution, you could qualify for a credit transfer.

  • Get an idea of which credit transfers you are eligible for by comparing your previously earned credits with our programme’s modules on ects.kdg.be. Select ‘English’ to translate the text. This information is updated in mid-June for the upcoming academic year.
  • During your registration you will be able to indicate that you wish to request credit transfers. This will give you access to a module allowing you to request the credit transfers and upload the necessary documents. We examine whether you qualify, by comparing the content and credits of your previous course units with your KdG degree modules.
  • A credit transfer is only awarded if there is a match, and we are satisfied that you have already obtained the relevant competences.